Full Name: Progeny Material ID Handheld
Team: Rigaku Raman Technologies, Burlington, MA
Status: Active, available
Debut: Pittcon 2014
Field Position: Warehouse, QA/QC, raw material intake
Skill Set: Enables broad sampling capabilities by using reduced fluorescence, high resolution, high-sensitivity optics; ergonomic design delivers effortless user experience; adapts to customer protocols and conventions via flexible and customizable workflow interface; provides confident results through a patent pending high-selectivity algorithm for material ID.
• Innovative 512-pixel InGaAs detector delivers improved resolution, analytics and signal to noise, handling the most challenging mixture analyses
• 1064nm high-power excitation laser optimizes speed and sensitivity of analysis, minimizes fluorescence interferences
• Ultra-fast quad-core processor manages the most demanding search and quantification algorithms without requiring remote desktop work
• Sampling accessories and adjustable focus optimizes sensitivity and delivers the highest confidence in results from a broad range of samples
Regulatory Profile: Bench top quality analytical performance in a rugged, ergonomic and IP-68 sealed enclosure. Progeny’s fully customizable workflow software is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.
Coach’s Notes: “As the first company to bring a 1064nm handheld Raman analyzer to market, Rigaku Raman has once again leveraged its deep understanding of Raman spectroscopy and handheld designs to achieve breakthrough technological and design advancements,” said Bree Allen, general manager for Rigaku Raman. “Progeny will reset customer expectations in the market because when compared to other handhelds available today, it offers a level of functionality and performance that simply has not been achievable in the past.”
Scout’s Notes: "New and advanced ergonomics provide easy, single-hand entry into industrial barrels/drums allowing users to view device’s screen in a downward orientation. Its sealed system guards against moisture and dust providing for easy cleaning and reduced cross-contamination risk. A multi-touch, high-contrast screen and large-sized hard buttons shorten learning curve, and features remote connectivity using both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, integrating a digital camera for barcode entry and sample snapshots for workflow efficiency and data tracking. Rigaku provides optional docking station for charging, data synchronization, security and benchtop use."
Team Resources: Rigaku Raman Technologies provides advanced analytical solutions that enable customers to achieve rapid, accurate results any time any place. The company’s innovative analyzers utilize 1064nm excitation and an open architecture platform with user-defined settings, enabling complete control over the quality of analysis methods for the broadest range of material identification.